Combined Apple Developer Program

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by sammich, Jun 8, 2015.

  1. sammich macrumors 601

    sammich

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    I'm pretty sure this is relatively new. There's no more separate enrolments for OS X and iOS anymore, it's just developing for Apple (OS X, iOS, WatchOS).

    And as another note, it was just a few days ago when I noticed my dev account had expired and the renewal was AUD$149. Now it's just AUD$99 for everything.

    With Apple, at least, I could've asked for a refund of the difference and gotten it.
     
  2. mds1256 macrumors regular

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    I was waiting until today to renew mine, however in the uk this did go up to £79 but looks like they have dropped the price back to £60, but when I try to renew it still try to charge me the £79!!

    Must be an oversight so will wait a couple of days until this fix this.
     
  3. NotAdvisable, Jun 8, 2015
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    NotAdvisable macrumors regular

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    With the 'announcement' at WWDC that the two individual developer memberships have merged into one single program for all Apple products, Apple has failed to mention a price increase for developers not living inside the USA.

    Rather than the $99 / year price tag (which was local currency), it is now billed in US dollars.
    Even though this has changed (confirmed with a developer phone rep), pricing has still not been updated in the developer portal until you're about to pay at checkout.

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    For example, if you're Australian the developer program will now cost 50% more than last year's membership - sitting at $149 AUD (~$115 USD; 15% rise in relative price).

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    This might be a small increase for the majority, but it will be tough on students and those starting out with little funding. Every little increase hurts the wallet.

    What are your thoughts?
     
  4. Anonymous Freak macrumors 603

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    Previously, you had to buy the Mac and iOS developer programs separately, for $99 local currency each. Now it's one price (albeit higher most places outside the US) for both.

    The plus side for us Americans is that foreign-made goods are cheaper. The downside for the rest of the world is that US goods are more expensive.
     
  5. MinEderPlayz macrumors 6502a

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    You Sir, don't you dare get too cocky! The Euro and especially the Pound are still worth a lot more than your precious US$!
    Although you're technically right, a good US$ has advantages for you, don't think it's worth too much right now :)
    Sooo ....


    Disclaimer
    This post is to be taken half-seriously
     
  6. iMacDragon macrumors 68000

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    Well, for students, you don't even need a dev cert for swift programming now.
     
  7. campyguy macrumors 68040

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    So I guess that here in the US our dollar doesn't go that far, especially after we pay all of that VAT. Wait, what? We don't have a VAT here in the US, riiight... ;)
     
  8. MinEderPlayz macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah how was that again?
    You only see the prices ex. VAT cause your federal laws are messed up and each and every state has its own VAT-type tax. :p
     
  9. 0000757 macrumors 68040

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    Yeeesh, I knew AUS always got the bad end of the economic stick with foreign relations, but that's pretty harsh.

    At least it's cheaper than paying two A$99 plans?
     

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